Social Democratic Party head Jiří Paroubek concedes possibility of selling Prague Airport when the time is right

Social Democratic Party head Jiří Paroubek has conceded the possibility of selling off Prague International Airport in the future, though only in better economic times. The proposed sale has been a point of heated contention between the major parties, with the previous government approving the airport’s privatisation for what the Social Democrats claim is nearly a third of its value. Prime Minister Jan Fischer also said on Monday that his caretaker government would not be making decisions in the privatisation process, but preparations for the sale of Prague Airport would continue. The Social Democrats have threatened to withhold their support for the new government in the upcoming vote of confidence unless the airport privatisation is taken off the table.